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Tambo Ilusion

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#2 of 90 Specialty lodging in Tarapoto
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Tambo Ilusion retreat center is located in the countryside 15 minutes away from the center of Tarapoto city. Tambo Ilusion is recognized by the minister of Environment as a "private conservation area" for the ecological services that are practiced here. The owner, Armando Rodriguez has been protecting his property for the past 32 years and in this time, the forest has been able to regenerate itself. The grounds are beautiful and are the home of many species of animals like birds, monkeys, opposums, etc. who roam around freely. Tambo Ilusion's mission is a tripod of nature conservation, environmental education and ecotourism. Ecotourism is a very important activity for Tambo Ilusion as it financially supports the other activities practiced on the land. In 2011, Armando's Canadian life partner joined him and together they created the retreat center building 6 cozy "tambos" to receive a maximum of 14 guests and a beautiful maloca where yoga classes are offered on request. Johanne's passion for yoga, cooking and health was the perfect addition to Armando's dream of developing ecotourism activities. In 2014, Tambo Ilusion was recognized as one of the top 5 yoga centers of Peru as well as one of the ecological resorts to discover in 2015 by "El Comercio" newspaper. At Tambo Ilusion, expect to be greeted warmly and treated like a special guest, to be surrounded by natural beauty, to sleep in very comfortable beds in quaint and rustic wooden cabins with a high thatched roof and a hammock hanging on the porch, cool off swimming in the freshwater lagoon and relax on the dock, listen to the sounds of the wildlife, eat very well... Different packages are offered to live the "Tambo Ilusion" experience in the jungle of Peru! Each package includes all vegetarian meals, a guided walk in the trail of the protected forest and plenty of time to enjoy the surroundings and more!
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I enjoyed staying at Tambo Ilusion as Armando has conserved and created a Jungle sanctuary that nourished my soul. Johannes yoga was gentle and very effective along with her Reiki was extremely relaxing. Johanne is an incredible cook and her love of food was evident because the food was absolutely divine!! I am still salivating. It was simple but very tasty. Johanne also holds space that is safe to be open and vulnerable and feeling comfortable and accepted. I absolutely love her passion and quest for knowledge. Beyond attending Johannes retreats, I would recommend her cookbook.
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Response from TamboIlusion, Manager at Tambo Ilusion
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Kim S Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your experience participating in the detox retreat here at Tambo Ilusion Wellness Retreat Center. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your experience and the different parts of the detox: the healthy and delicious food, the, Reiki session, the guided walk in the protected forest, swimming in the lagoon, swinging in your hammock, yoga classes... It is great that you had the chance to observe the monkeys playing in the trees as we practiced yoga! Those are special moments we love our guests to experience. It was a real pleasure to share our home and passions with you. Thank you so much for coming. And thank you for recommending us! Know that you have made a difference in protecting a part of the Amazon forest by coming to spend quality time with us as Tambo Ilusion nature conservation area! It is much appreciated! Thank you for sharing a beautiful week with us. We look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Johanne and Armando
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Johane and Armando are great hosts and will welcome you like a member of their family. Your journey will be definitely peaceful and relaxing with a extraordinary opportunity to swim in a private natural lagoon swimming-pool. Try Johanne's breakfast and you'll never eat the same after this rich experience. Authentic people in an authentic place. Only nature. A must-do !
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Response from TamboIlusion, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tambo Ilusion
Responded Apr 24, 2019
Dear Fredericloward, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and recommending Tambo Ilusión. We are thrilled that you and your beautiful family had a wonderful time here with us. It was a pleasure to see you all enjoying yourselves in the beautiful lagoon as well as the wholesome vegetarian meals! We feel so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place and always love reading that our guests enjoy spending time here submersed in nature, sharing healthy meals and good conversations! Thanks again for choosing Tambo Ilusión and we look forward to your next visit! Kindest regards, Johanne and Armando
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I really enjoyed all the meals... they were just delicious, all conversations with Armando and Johanne were fun and enriching, enjoyed delicious sleep, playing with all the animals they care for, also bathing in the natural lagoon they have built and walking through the little forest they have recovered.
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Response from TamboIlusion, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Tambo Ilusion
Responded Apr 24, 2019
Dear Happiness30496539781, Thank you for your lovely visit. Thank you for sharing your experience here. It is wonderful to read that Armando and I achieve our goal of offering our guests an enriching experience that nourishes all the senses includes healthy habits such as walking in nature, swimming in a fresh natural lagoon, eating wholesome healthy homemade cooked meals, nourishing the mind with interesting conversations, sleeping well, etc. Armando has been protecting his beloved land for the past 34 years and it is wonderful that people from all over the world come witness and enjoy what Armando has dedicated his life to: Creating an authentic experiential tourism experience that sustains his conservation efforts. So thank you for your lovely visit and for spreading the word about us! We are thrilled that you enjoyed yourself here with us and look forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Johanne and Armando
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I finished an incredible one week detox retreat with Joanne and Armando at Tambo Illusion, and it was a truly incredible experience. From the beginning they were so welcoming and made sure everything was set up perfectly in a nice peaceful environment for healing. The food was beautiful and I had the wonderful company of Joanne. She went above and beyond to make sure that I was doing well throughout the process and came up with remedies to help with my sleep. Whenever I asked her something she would have an answer or come back the next day having researched and come up with various suggestions. I felt so clean by the end of the week. I also had an amazing time on the beautiful property that they have restored over the years. Armando has so much knowledge about the land and various healing properties of plants in the jungle. I had a beautiful swim each day in the lagoon and had the time to be at peace in my own thoughts in the setting. What an amazing place and such beautiful people. I highly recommend going to Tambo Illusion for whatever your interests might be....health, nutrition, yoga, reiki, or even just to relax in such a beautiful place. Many many thanks to Joanne and Armando for helping me on my journey to a healthier life. II will be forever grateful.
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Response from TamboIlusion, Manager at Tambo Ilusion
Responded Dec 11, 2018
Dear nsrour, What a pleasure it is to read your beautiful testimonial. Thank you for sharing your experience here with us so generously. It gives us such joy to receive such feedback on the special qualities of this beautiful land. It has a very special feel to it, especially the gorgeous fresh water lagoon! Armando and I are so grateful to live here and enjoy sharing our small paradise and our passions with our guests. It is a pleasure to be part of your journey to a healthier life. We are grateful for the beautiful connection we have made with you and would love to have the pleasure of you company again in the future. Namaste Johanne & Armando
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The retreat itself is nestled in a perfect part of Tarapoto, not too far from the city but far enough away from the hustle and bustle of motortaxis and the plaza. I was welcomed with open arms by Johanne, her husband Armando and Daniel and Gabriela who looked after the meals and additional services. I travelled from Australia and wasn’t sure what to expect. But my time there was relaxing, rewarding and I feel I left with a great sense of clarity that I had been searching for. I completed the Level 1 Reiki initiation which was informative and really helped me understand the principles to go forth and practice on myself, friends and family. I can’t wait to return! There is definitely a special kind of magic about Peru and you’ll certainly experience it at Tambo Ilusion.
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Response from TamboIlusion, Manager at Tambo Ilusion
Responded Dec 11, 2018
Dear Jade V, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about your experience with us here at Tambo Ilusión Wellness Center, our home, our little paradise that we enjoy sharing with our guests. It's wonderful to read that you felt welcome with open arms! We are always so pleased to receive guests that have travelled such a lont distance to come spend quality time with us! It was such a pleasure to witness how much you enjoyed your time here with us taking full advantage of the hammock on your porch and so much more! Johanne was moved by your feedback about the yoga classes you took with her. She enjoys teaching beginners giving them a very strong alignment foundation to increase body awareness and a safe practice. Johanne is also moved by the fact that participating in one of our wellness retreats, getting initiated to Reiki has inspired you on your life journey. We are pleased beyond words for the connection we have forged. Thanks again for your awesome review. Looking forward to your next visit. Kindest regards, Johanne & Armando
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PeruSan Martin RegionTarapoto
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